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  • Getting “The Finger” on Florida Highways

    By Mindy Leaf

    8 hours ago

    I've always been a safe driver. Perhaps overly cautious (according to my husband) at times, but it's kept me alive and intact ... thus far. A late learner of necessity (former subway-riding New Yorker moves to suburban South Florida), I was never one to glamorize vehicles or thrill...

  • Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, dies at age 82

    10 hours ago

    Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," died on Sunday at the age of 82, his personal assistant said. The British-born Sacks, who announced in February that he had terminal liver cancer, died at his home in New York City at 1:30 a.m. with his partner, the writer Billy Hayes, and his personal assistant, Kate Edgar, at his side, Edgar told Reuters.

  • Sunday: The risks of going for a better deal with Iran, How to fight Israel haters on campuses

    By Shmuel Rosner

    20 hours ago

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    James Acton, co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment, takes a look at the risks of going for a better deal with Iran:

    If Congress now prevents the United States from implementing its part of the deal, the risk that the sanctions regime will...

  • The Execution of Texas Deputy Sherriff Darren H. Goforth

    By Ilana Angel

    1 day ago

    I've tried to write about this murder since I heard about it but haven’t had the words. There are things I want to say but worry I will write the wrong thing. There are a lot of stories being written about what happened in Texas and it will be a while before we know the truth about...

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  • Wharton Business Magazine Zooms With Zipkick

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    1 day ago

    Being a Social Influencer Means … a Road Trip?

    Jason Will’s years of experience as a consultant at Accenture and Slalom gave him the knowledge to launch his new travel app Zipkick, but he partnered with a social media influencer, Scott Eddy, for the marketing fuel to power the...

  • Switzerland says regrets envoy’s display of Netanyahu cartoon

    2 days ago

    Switzerland expressed regret on Friday after its ambassador to Iran displayed a cartoon depicting two doves defecating on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's head, at an event promoting Iranian business opportunities.

    Ambassador Giulio Haas showed the image during a...

  • Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?

    2 days ago

    As Congress weighs the Iran nuclear agreement, confidence that Tehran will comply must be high on its agenda. Because the revolutionary regime has a history of cheating on nuclear deals, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany have tried to ensure compliance...

  • Yazidi leaders demand ‘Jewish Schindler’ prove he is saving people

    2 days ago

    A group of Yazidi spiritual leaders, politicians, activists and aid workers have demanded that the Jewish Montreal businessman claiming to have rescued 128 Christian and Yazidi women and children from the Islamic State, or ISIS, provide evidence that he is saving lives.

    Steve...

  • Why some public school parents are switching to Jewish day schools

    2 days ago

    When Ali Martell’s eldest daughter reached school age, Martell and her husband both assumed she’d go to a Jewish day school, as they had.

    And for a while, she did. But after the couple’s two younger children started school, too, the Martells began to feel overburdened by tuition....

  • Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship

    2 days ago

    President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

    "As soon as this particular debate is...

  • Meet the Jewish woman getting ready to live on Mars

    3 days ago

    Dr. Sheyna Gifford — a Jewish medical doctor, science journalist, astrophysics researcher and space enthusiast — is preparing to live on Mars.

    Gifford, 36, will join five other crew members in the NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat for a...

  • U.N. watchdog: Iran expanding Parchin facility

    3 days ago

    The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran has built an extension to its military facility at Parchin.

    A segment of the confidential report seen by the Reuters news agency says that while Iran has largely been complying with...

  • Kansas City shooter: ‘I had a patriotic intent to stop genocide’

    3 days ago

    The white supremacist charged with killing three people outside two Jewish facilities in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas, told a jury he is not guilty because he merely was trying to “defend my people against genocide.”

    If convicted in the April 2014  shootings outside the JCC of...

  • Plunder-filled Nazi train worth millions has likely been found

    3 days ago

    With evidence mounting that a Nazi train loaded with millions of dollars worth of plundered items has been found in Poland, the World Jewish Congress urged the Polish government to ensure any goods stolen from Jews be returned to their legitimate owners or their heirs.

    On Friday,...

  • Frequently raised objections to the flu shot

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    3 days ago

    Last week our office received our batch of flu shots for the upcoming flu season. Every fall I urge my readers to get a flu shot. If you’d like to know the different kinds of flu vaccines available, and which is right for you, read my post from last year.

    This year I’d like to...

  • Natalie Portman should be commended, not criticized

    3 days ago

    Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman clearly hit a nerve when, in a recent interview with the British newspaper, The Independent, she questioned the validity of the type of Holocaust education she had received growing up.

    “I think a really big question the Jewish community needs...

  • Abbas reportedly building $13M presidential compound

    3 days ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly having a $13-million luxurious presidential palace built near Ramallah despite his government facing a $2-billion deficit.

    According to the Times of Israel and several other Israeli news outlets, the project, which...

  • Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens.

    3 days ago

    Fifteen percent of West Bank settlers are American citizens.

    According to an Oxford University professor, approximately 60,000 American Jews live in Jewish settlements in the West Bank, Haaretz reported Thursday.

    “This provides hard evidence that this constituency is strikingly...

  • WIT Israel Attracts Women Entrepreneurs From Around The World To The Startup Nation

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    3 days ago

    A first of its kind international Women tech entrepreneurship conference was held in Israel last week, as a group of female tech bloggers and entrepreneurs from around the world were invited for a one-week trip to explore the 'Startup Nation'.

    The conference, titled WIT (Women...

  • Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Ki Tetze with Rabbi Dovid Gutnick

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago

    Our guest this week is Rabbi Dovid Gutnick of the East Melbourne Hebrew Congregation in Melbourne, Australia. Rabbi Gutnick studied at Yeshivah College in Melbourne before attending the Rabbinical College of Australia and New Zealand, Rabbinical College of Canada and Yeshivah Ohr...

  • IKAR announces it will move to Shalhevet

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    Egalitarian spiritual community IKAR announced yesterday that it plans to relocate temporarily to Shalhevet High School’s new building near Olympic Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, following its 11 years operating out of the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC).

    “We are thrilled...

  • Hebrew word of the week: Nitsevet

    3 days ago

    Recently A.B. Yehoshua, a well-known Israeli writer, published a novel titled “Nitsevet,” translated as “The Extra” in English. The word nitsevet seems somewhat obscure to many Hebrew speakers because it is not commonly used (hence the correct pronunciation is given on the book’s...

  • Opposition to Iran deal grows among U.S. Republicans

    3 days ago

    Opposition to a nuclear pact between Iran and major powers grew among U.S. Republicans over the past month, a Reuters poll showed, reflecting a partisan struggle in Congress as President Barack Obama sought to win approval for the deal.

    The poll, taken from Aug. 20-27, showed...

  • German support for Barenboim concert in Iran draws Israeli ire

    3 days ago

    Star conductor Daniel Barenboim is holding talks to take one of Germany's main orchestras to Iran, his employer Berlin State Opera said on Thursday, in the face of angry protests from Israel.

    The opera said the plans by its Israeli-Argentinian musical director had the full...

  • Moving and shaking: ‘Bridging the Divide,’ Project Angel Food, Kirk Douglas and more

    By Ryan Torok

    3 days ago

    “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race,” a new PBS documentary about the first African-American mayor of Los Angeles, screened Aug. 12 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills during an event organized by the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF).

    The...

  • Poem: Ritual

    3 days ago

    Is it for our smiling faces
    that she gets up at seven on Fridays to put an apron on
    and stand in front of a hot stove, even in the summer heat
    when the air conditioner’s not working well, even when
    her ankle is swollen and her medicine is making her throat dry
    and her body...

  • To live with the Iranian threat

    By Elad Massuri

    4 days ago

    When I was 5 years old,  my mom picked me up from kindergarten and brought me back to our house in North Tel Aviv.

    I asked her a question that seemed so normal: “Mom, at what age do people go to the military?”

    “At the age of 18,” she answered.

    “And what will I need to do...

  • לחיות עם האיום האיראני אלעד מסורי

    By Elad Massuri

    4 days ago

    זה‭ ‬היה‭ ‬כאשר‭ ‬הייתי‭ ‬ילד‭ ‬בן‭ ‬חמש.‭ ‬אני‭ ‬זוכר‭ ‬שאימי‭ ‬ליוותה‭ ‬אותי‭ ‬בחזרה‭ ‬מהגן‭ ‬לביתנו‭ ‬אשר‭ ‬היה‭ ‬ממוקם‭ ‬בשכונה‭ ‬שבה‭ ‬גדלתי‭ ‬בצפון‭ ‬תל‭ ‬אביב. ‬

    שאלתי‭ ‬אותה‭ ‬שאלה‭ ‬שאז‭ ‬נראתה‭ ‬לי‭ ‬כל‭ ‬כך‭ ‬נורמלית:‭ ‬‮"‬אמא‭, ‬באיזה‭ ‬גיל‭ ‬הולכים‭ ‬לצבא‭?‬”

    ...
  • Exploring Jewish-Tunisian heritage through food

    By Avishay Artsy

    4 days ago

    Artist Orly Olivier’s work revolves around the food and heritage of her Jewish-Tunisian family. She hosts group dinners, cooking workshops and makes visual art under the name Petit Takett. The name is a reference to Takett’s, her paternal grandmother’s restaurant in La Goulette,...

  • #myLAcommute LA has been good to me, but I miss home

    4 days ago

    MARIA MAFUFANO

    I want to be a teacher or maybe a social worker. I’m figuring it out as I go. I’m from West Africa. I moved to Los Angeles six months ago to study child development at Cal State Northridge and to be with my mom. I didn’t see my mom for 10 years. It was good seeing...

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